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Womanly Quotes

Womanly Quotes by Angela Carter, Louisa May Alcott, Ellen Swallow Richards, Billy Sunday, Laila Rouass, Anais Nin and many others.

And, oh God, in my misspent youth as a housewife, I, too, used to bake bread, in those hectic and desolating days just prior to the woman’s movement, when middle-class women were supposed to be wonderful wives and mothers, gracious hostesses…. I used to feel so womanly when I was baking my filthy bread.
Angela Carter
Young men often laugh at the sensible girls whom they secretly respect, and affect to admire the silly ones whom they secretly despise, because earnestness, intelligence, and womanly dignity are not the fashion.
Louisa May Alcott
Perhaps the fact that I am not a Radical or a believer in the all powerful ballot for women to right her wrongs and that I do notscorn womanly duties, but claim it as a privilege to clean up and sort of supervise the room and sew things, etc., is winning me stronger allies than anything else.
Ellen Swallow Richards
Some persons have lived manly or womanly lives, and they lack but one thing – open confession of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some men think that they must come to him in a certain way – that they must be stirred by emotion or something like that.
Billy Sunday
I come from a background where bigger women are appreciated. After all, you can’t belly dance with a flat stomach, so my ideal body would be curvy, womanly and voluptuous.
Laila Rouass
Your strength is soft, indirect, delicate, tender, womanly. But it is strength just the same.
Anais Nin
Men have desired, and justly, that women should learn from their confessions in regard to the conflict between man and woman. But woman, because of the conventional conception of womanly purity, has been intimidated from conceding to men a deep insight into her erotic life experiences.
Ellen Key
I aspire to be an icon in a womanly, healthy way. I don’t want to be some skinny, gaunt model nobody can relate to.
Devon Windsor
I remember trying to work out like crazy to get rid of all of my womanly features because I thought they made me fat.
Coco Rocha
In every form of womanly love something of motherly love also comes to light.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Erica Jong
I have a very feminine voice when I write, a very womanly point of view. My last name feels strong and powerful. To me, it’s almost a bit masculine. I like the dichotomy of the two. Two sides perfectly represented within my name.
What is important to me, is to make a girl look better. To really make the most of all her womanly wiles. It’s all about accentuating a waist, perking up a bust line, rounding out hips; things that just make you look in the mirror and say, “I look awesome.”
Byron Lars
I’m 24. I think when I was 18, 19, I had a problem with it because I wanted to look older and more womanly. I look in the mirror and I don’t feel or look 14 to myself, regardless of what other people think. I’m fine with it and it really doesn’t matter what age I’m playing.
Alison Lohman
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of Woman’s Rights with all its attendant horrors on which her poor, feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.
Queen Victoria
I have never quite understood the relationship between beauty and weakness, womanly sweetness and womanly silliness; to my mind, indeed, that woman being the most beautiful who is the most capable, while weakness and silliness can never by any chance be other than unlovely.
Eliza Lynn Linton
Maybe studios don’t want to see women acting in a way that isn’t womanly. Maybe people don’t.
Kristen Wiig
I like clothes that make me feel good. My favourite designers include Michelle Jonas and Dolce & Gabbana. Their clothes make me feel as if I’m Sophia Loren – really womanly.
Heather Graham
It has always been thought perfectly womanly to be a scrub- woman in the Legislature and to take care of the spittoons; that is entirely within the charmed circle of woman’s sphere; but for women to occupy any of those official seats would be degrading.
Susan B. Anthony
Women are called womanly only when they regard themselves as existing solely for the use of men.
George Bernard Shaw
Maybe I’m going from that tomboy-ish state to feeling a bit more womanly. I’ve enjoyed wearing some fancy frocks. It’s nice once in a while.
Sheridan Smith
In effective womanly beauty form is more than face, and manner more than either.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Shall there be womanly times? Or shall we die?
Ian Mcewan
I hate talking about my height, because I don’t feel like a tall person… When I see a tall woman, I’m always slightly like, ‘Whoa.’ It looks weird, but that could be because of my complex about it, my worry over whether it’s womanly to be that tall.
Miranda Hart
Countless are the women parasites who, to satisfy their craving for pleasure and luxury, impoverish father or husband. These lame limbs in the social organism, which themselves accomplish nothing, but for whom all other limbs work, are the most flagrant example of womanly immorality in the present.
Ellen Key
I love the silhouettes of the ’50s that were feminine and womanly without being too revealing. I’ve always gravitated towards that kind of sense of style and fashion.
Emmy Rossum
I’m constantly on the go and have found rushing round after a new born baby is the best form of exercise! I always remind myself that men appreciate a womanly shape and some curves!
Abbey Clancy
To be meek, patient, tactful, modest, honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly; it is to be humane.
Jane Harrison
FromВ The Spiral DanceВ toВ Dreaming the DarkВ toВ Truth or Dare, Starhawk has led us to places of risk and guided us to think in a new way, a womanly order. Now, in fiction, with the aid of her characters, she will save the earth and all the sacred things that dwell therein.
E. M. Broner
Now my body is really womanly – a little too much so. It’s someting I can fall back on. When I don’t know what else to do, I stick my chest out.
Christina Ricci
I love life and I love that about people… I adore the human experience, I really adore the … I love the contradictions of people… I don’t mind being sexy and girlish and womanly, and all those things at the same time… smart and very
While the womanly god demands our veneration, the godlike woman kindles our love; but while we allow ourselves to melt in the celestial loveliness, the celestial self-sufficiency holds us back in awe.
Friedrich Schiller
To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
Jane Harrison